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  1. 15 points
    I saw this in a Facebook group and I thought it was cool "R142 Designers Masamichi Udagawa & Sigi Moeslinger (Antenna Design) With the 1st production 142A model at Kawasaki." I've always loved the design of the front of the R142A (its what first got me interested in the design of subway cars), so its cool to see that there was some sort of photoshoot with the designers and the finished product.
  2. 13 points
    First off, welcome to the forums @R62A7TrainFan. Hope you enjoy your stay. Secondly, as several other posters have mentioned, car assignments are based on fleet requirements for the services in question, not on railfan preference. If it was based on the latter, I'd see 32s on every line. Thirdly, posts like the original post are better suited in the random thoughts thread since this pretty much was a random thought, at least in my observation. Finally, why is it that whenever there's a new member, we somehow gain 30 new moderators as well? One response explaining why this would not be possible is quite sufficient. If that fails, flag the post and/or ping one of the mod staff and we'll handle it.
  3. 12 points
    No BS, my order just came in about 2 mins ago (large fries, sm. chicken lo mein, large chicken/broccoli w. white rice) - and I'll be damned if I'm throwing it at a 35, a 46, or any other bus.... Now only if these buses can come as fast as this... fast food does !
  4. 12 points
    I had someone throw their Chinese lunch special at my bus once, broker open as soon as it hit the window in a explosion of pork fried rice.
  5. 12 points
    It would be nice if you stopped spamming threads with pointless posts.......if you're gonna post in a thread, make it relatable to the discussion.
  6. 12 points
    This is a completely meaningless debate that ultimately contributes nothing to anybody's life. There are as many different opinions about the cars as there are people who've had anything to do with them. There's no need to slag off either side for holding the views that they do, unless they start calling for decrepit cars to remain in service longer than is appropriate, or for perfectly serviceable cars to be retired just because they're no longer fresh and new.
  7. 12 points
    So I'm scrolling through the TV channels last night and I busted out laughing at 4am. Eureka , I've seen a new solution to the problem. Call the Flex seal guy right away. Heck, everyone else has a plan.😀
  8. 12 points
    Thanks Byford ? Been there and done the exact same move 30 years ago . 😁
  9. 11 points
    If you think the MTA has or will ever make fleet decisions based on what rail fans want, you're batshit crazy...
  10. 10 points
    Ohhh My bat shit crazy mother of mary to hell... what?!? Are you serious? These threads lately have really been scuffing my timbs. 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️
  11. 10 points
    It is so ridiculous that there are so many apologists for the MTA when it comes to this issue. "The elevators cost too much," they cry. ADA for Bay Ridge cost $18M. Access A Ride now costs half a billion dollars a year. That money could fund 30 upgraded stations a year. Quit the bullshit. Not to mention, full ADA access would save money not only on paratransit, but on the buses as well, since many disabled people use the buses, and we all know how long it takes to get them in and out of the bus. But they don't hold up the trains, because the trains are so much easier to board at an ADA station.
  12. 10 points
    I've read this whole thread twice hoping that someone, anyone, would point out the obvious disconnect some posters have. This whole subway forum never ceases to amaze me. For a decade I, and a few old-time posters, have pointed out the lack of interest in the infrastructure of the system. Signals, switch problems, water conditions, ceiling collapses, I've seen and experienced them all. High winds blowing the roof off at Freeman St , station ? Been there , done that. Ceiling collapse at Atlantic Ave, Nevins St, or Borough Hall-Lex, I've seen them all. Point I'm trying to make is that many posters are so hung up on new train cars that they're blind to everything else that needs to be done to make this a viable system for all. In lower Manhattan, for example, the older BMT and IRT station platforms are only 20-30 feet below street level. Maybe if the would have used some of the money they spent on art and NTT they could have installed elevators, ramps, or something to comply with the ADA mandates. I can't speak for every poster out there but it's no exaggeration, IMO, that the subway forum would be in an uproar because money was being spent on something other than NTT. Go to the official site daily and look at the delays on the subways and railroads caused by infrastructure (rails, switches, signals) and contrast that number with car equipment failures. Look at the recent IND station situation where trains were told to bypass a station because of overcrowding because of narrow platforms creating a safety issue. That's why the service pattern of the , , and or the old was set up the way it is today. Maybe something as sad as this will make some folks, posters or the board itself, open their eyes and adjust their priorities. Probably won't but one can hope. Carry on.
  13. 10 points
    Why so many MTA apologists? Yeah, she could have become a gymnast and made it down safely. The folks in wheelchairs also could have not been in wars or hit by cars or afflicted with diseases in the first place, either. The point is that there the MTA's inaction on elevators was what put her at risk. That's unacceptable.
  14. 10 points
    That picture on the top right.....is mine. I'm impressed that they actually found it and used it. Well, I know who to contact later 😂
  15. 10 points
    Listen to this. Veronica Vanterpool (MTA Board member) had the nerve to bitch about how spending such monies on deep cleaning didn't make any sense because they have the personnel to do it. I wanted to ask her, have you seen how FILTHY the subways stations are? If not, we can both take a trip over to the Chambers Street stop on the and walk over to the World Trade Center platform for the which reeks of urine and God knows what else. It's revolting. That's just one example.... The entire system stinks. What's the point of spending millions of dollars on rehabs if they aren't going to do cleaning? I believe it was at 72nd street and Central Park West... I was on the train heading Southbound a few weeks ago, and there was a homeless guy with all of his things spread out on the platform sleeping. I feel for them seriously, but when you can't shower for days and you may suffer from mental illness and other diseases, that is serious. That's why I don't sit anywhere. Not sure if I mentioned this, but a few months ago, I'm coming back from Brooklyn on the train one weekend. I get on at Atlantic Avenue and people immediately run in further along in the car where I'm at. I didn't see it, but apparently someone had taken a #2 in the seat and it stunk to high heavens over there. Well we reach 34th street and here comes a bunch of innocent tourists that get on just yacking away and one of them without looking goes and plops right on down in the seat!! People were trying to warn her to no avail!! I couldn't help it. I laughed so hard. It was UNBELIEVABLE!! My stomach was hurting by the time I got off from laughing.
  16. 10 points
    I work on the line almost every week (unfortunately) as a conductor and I've been on the duece from time to time. The is nowhere near as bad as the in terms of crowding. Let something happen to mess up the road and it's literally impossible to close down at every station. The Lexington avenue corridor is the busiest trunk line in the system and the is the sole local so from a numbers standpoint i don't even see how the could have it worse. The absolutely needs these cars.
  17. 9 points
  18. 9 points
    Damn it. I knew I forgot something. Thread locked on account of nonsense.
  19. 8 points
  20. 8 points
    Who says she didn't have the strength? She might have slipped on the wet ground. I've slipped and hurt myself on subway stairs, and I'm an able bodied male who works out regularly.
  21. 8 points
  22. 8 points
    Power for the MTA: An examination of future ridership, service, and electric power requirements for Metropolitan Transportation Authority facilities (1977) I acquired this some months ago, but it was only a few weeks ago that I opened and looked at it. This was a look by the Regional Plan Association at future ridership, and electricity requirements needed by any future proposals, all within the context of declining ridership to the CBD and low oil prices. A lot of the book is about electricity requirements. There were plans for both making new lines and getting rid of many elevateds. There is also some discussion of the very slow pace of construction. I'll scan this at a later date, but here are the fun tidbits: Subway Proposals: FIRST Priority Archer Avenue (as it is, 121 St to Jamaica Center). 63rd Street (built). Queens Bypass (planned; never built). Second Priority South East Queens (extending the IND Archer Avenue to SE Queens; never built). Second Avenue subway (sections were being built). Bronx Bypass (a little unclear just by looking at the map, but it was likely connecting the Pelham line to East 180th Street. If not, then the Second Avenue line). Possible Future Expansions/Contractions: Rego Park Spur (hooking up IND Queens Blvd to Rockaway line; Rego Park to Liberty Avenue). JFK Airport Spur (IND Howard Beach to JFK Airport). 101st Street subway (extension of IND Fulton line to 134th Street and Archer Avenue; getting rid of remaining Fulton El AND BMT Jamaica El east of ENY; have that be the lower level of the Archer Avenue subway). Relocation of the Canarsie Elevated (moving it on the LIRR Bay Ridge line and extending it to Utica Avenue; getting rid of old elevated). Replacement of McDonald Avenue Elevated (Church Avenue to 22 Avenue/Bay Parkway; getting rid of remaining Culver El). Gateway NRA Spur (Spur of McDonald Avenue subway to Floyd Bennett Field). Staten Island Link via Bayonne (Second Avenue line; Water Street to St. George) Replacement of IRT Broadway Elevated with IND 8th Avenue extension (207th Street to 240th Street). Replacement of IRT Woodlawn/Jerome Elevated (above 161st Street to Woodlawn; new terminal at 161st Street and Harlem River). Central Bronx route (replacement of IRT Wakefield line from 149th Street to East 180th Street with subway, presumably IRT, via 3rd Avenue). Second Avenue Bronx extension via Penn Central/Amtrak from Bronx River to Co-Op City). Replacement of IRT Westchester elevated east of 149th Street (new IRT subway extension to Westchester Creek). Northern Blvd Subway (Spur off Queens Blvd line from Broadway to LaGuardia Airport). New Jersey extensions: Extension of IRT Flushing line from Times Square to Meadowlands via Union City. PATH Extension to Patterson, via what is now the HBLR line from Hoboken to Tonnelle and via Erie Railroad's Newark branch. PATH Extensions south to Plainsfield. Bus Proposal: Possible replacement of diesel buses with trolleybuses. Railroad Proposals: Electrification extensions to Peekskill and Brewster; Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma, and Babylon. East Midtown rail terminal. Possible joint LIRR and MTA Subway operation to lower Manhattan. IMG_3984 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3985 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3986 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3987 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3988 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3989 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3990 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3991 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3992 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3993 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3994 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3995 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3996 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3997 by GojiMet86, on Flickr
  23. 8 points
    The best option is the one that Transit is being strong-armed into not considering. The second-best would be to suspend off-hours service entirely and run a modified contingency service plan with boosted service on the appropriate lines to compensate. This is a perfect case of having your cake and eating it too. Everyone wants service to run unimpeded across the river but the work still has to be done as they do not have the opportunity to punt this down the road. These half-assed measures are the end result. Now that they are forced to go along with the bad option, they have to work around it to avoid an incredibly dangerous situation in stations not even remotely equipped to handle the crowds expected under such a reduction of service. There's a reason why Transit painted this partial closure idea as the worst option when presented back in 2016 and it wasn't just to piss riders off. Transit knows they will feel the full brunt of the criticism when this all comes to a head once this partial shutdown begins, hence the pushback to the article. Riders aren't going to blame Cuomo for cancelling the shutdown because his panel of experts said that the tunnel can be repaired without impacting service. Instead, they're going to go after the MTA when the inevitable sea of riders crowds the stations during the service reduction periods.
  24. 8 points
    Yeah, so is Hart island, Mark.... It's not all that crowded out there & the best thing about it is that they don't say much of anything.... They don't call 'em the best neighbors in the world for nothing.... Go live out there instead. I love how some Staten Islanders tend to paint this rosy picture like it's this serene suburb, but at the same time, quick to b**** about how they're always left out whenever something is considered in one of the other 4 boroughs first..... Those types are the main reason why we can never move forward/expand/branch out in terms of public transit.... Tired of these keeping up with the joneses ass suburbanites that (quietly) want city amenities in their hip pocket....
  25. 8 points
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